This chipotle chicken ranch pizza is hands down, absolutely crave-worthy. I make it whenever we have friends or family over to watch football. This pizza makes for the perfect appetizer; it can be cut into narrow slices and are the perfect appetizer for a crowd. This chipotle chicken ranch pizza is gluten free, with a dairy free option and a low fat option.
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, finding a tasty and satisfying pizza can be a challenge. Luckily, with a gluten-free pizza dough and a few simple ingredients, you can easily make a delicious and healthy gluten-free pizza right in your own kitchen. This recipe will show you how to make a mouth-watering gluten-free chipotle chicken pizza that is sure to please everyone at the dinner table.
Gluten-free eating doesn’t mean sacrificing taste and flavor. With a little creativity and some simple ingredients, you can make delicious and healthy gluten-free meals like this chipotle chicken pizza. This pizza is not only gluten-free, but it’s also low in fat and high in protein, making it a great option for anyone looking to eat healthier without sacrificing taste. Give it a try and see how easy it is to make a gluten-free pizza that everyone will love.
Make this pizza a low fat recipe by using low fat or fat free cheese and low fat ranch or make this a low carb recipe use a cauliflower pizza crust!
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why you’ll love this recipe
EASY TO MAKE DAIRY FREE/VEGAN:
You can easily use any dairy free or vegan cheese instead of the dairy based cheese for this chipotle chicken ranch pizza.
EASY TO MAKE IN THE AIR FRYER:
You can make this chipotle chicken ranch pizza in the air fryer or in the oven depending on what size and type of crust you use! If you have personal sized pizzas this chipotle chicken ranch pizza is easy to pop into the air fryer to crisp up quickly!
EASY TO MAKE ON ANY TYPE OF CRUSTS:
If you don’t have a gluten free pizza crust you like, you can also use gluten free italian heros to make a french bread pizza. Yes the crust is important, but its important to note that you can put these toppings on anything gluten free you may have at home. You can make pizza toasts, pizza bagels, english muffin pizzas, etc
ingredients & substitutions
For this chipotle chicken ranch pizza I used a frozen gluten free pizza crust I got at the grocery store. Most grocery stores have a bunch of gluten free cust options. Whether it be pizza crusts or just frozen pizza dough, feel free to pick whatever your favorite type of crust is.
If you don’t have a gluten free pizza crust you like, you can also use gluten free italian heros to make a french bread pizza! I love a french bread pizza and this is the perfect gluten free sub. You can put these toppings on anything gluten free you may have at home really. You can make pizza toasts, pizza bagels, english muffin pizzas, etc.
To start, you’ll need to make the gluten-free pizza dough. You can use a pre-made gluten-free pizza crust mix or make your own from scratch. There are many gluten-free flour blends available that work well for pizza dough, such as a mixture of rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch. Follow the instructions on the package or recipe to make the dough, and then roll it out into a circle on a floured surface.
Next, you’ll need shredded chicken. You can use leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, or cook chicken breasts or thighs and shred them with a fork. To add flavor, season the chicken with salt, pepper, and any other spices you like, such as garlic powder or paprika.
This chipitle chicken recipe calls for shredded cheddar cheese. You can sub sliced cheese as well. Also, use any dairy free or vegan cheese to make this a diary free pizza. Use any fat free cheese to make this a low fat pizza.
Arugula or lettuce
I love a good crunch and extra greens where I can get them in, so this recipe calls for arugula or lettuce to make sure you get some fiber!
To make this pizza recipe low fat, use a low fat ranch. To make this pizza recipe diary free, use a dairy free ranch.
I love any kind of chipotle dressing, chipotle aioli or chipotle mayo here. Anything for a good spicy kick.
taste & texture
This chipotle chicken ranch pizza is loaded with shredded chicken, melted cheddar cheese, fresh diced tomatoes, arugula, spicy chipotle and a creamy ranch dressing. The chipotle sauce adds a smoky and spicy flavor to the pizza, while the ranch dressing adds a creamy and tangy element. The tomatoes and lettuce add freshness and crunch to the pizza, making it a well-rounded and satisfying meal.
Prepare your pizza crust. Some need to be baked before topping so make sure you do that first!
Mix the Pulled Chicken with the chipotle sauce. Set aside.
Top pizza with cheese. Add Pulled Chicken.
Bake on 350 to slowly heat the leftovers on top. Remove from the oven when edges of crust are crispy and toppings are warmed and cheese is melted! Add arugula, tomatoes. Drizzle with ranch.
expert tips & tricks
This gluten-free chipotle chicken pizza is not only delicious, but it’s also a healthier alternative to traditional pizza. The gluten-free pizza doughs on the market are made with wholesome ingredients like gluten free flours, coconut flour, and psyllium husk, which are all rich in fiber and protein. The shredded chicken is a great source of lean protein, and the fat-free cheddar cheese is a lower-fat option that still adds a lot of flavor.
This Chipotle Chicken Pizza recipe is not only delicious, but it’s also healthy. By using gluten-free pizza dough, you can avoid the negative effects of gluten on your body. Additionally, using fat-free cheese and adding vegetables like tomatoes and lettuce makes this pizza a healthy choice.
HOW TO MAKE THIS HEALTHIER
You can make this chipotle chicken ranch pizza a bit healthier but using fat free cheese. I use fat free cheese when I am cutting back on fat and watching my cholesterol.
You can also use a cauliflower crust as well!
HOW TO MAKE THIS VEGAN
To make this chipotle chicken ranch pizza vegan be sure to use vegan cheese and vegan meat. For the vegan meat, use shredded jackfruit or vegan chick’n. You can also choose to nix the meat and just use vegan cheese.
HOW TO SERVE & STORE
Serve this chipotle chicken ranch pizza right out of the oven! I love it hot and melty! Place it onto a cutting board, cut into desired size pieces (large for meals and small for appetizers or sharing!).
You can let the pizza rest for 3-5 minutes if you want more of a room temperature pizza that wont burn your mouth!
chipotle chicken ranch pizza (gluten free)
- 1 pizza crust gluten free
- 1-2 cups shredded Chicken
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup shredded arugula or lettuce
- 2 tablespoons ranch
- 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce
- Prepare your pizza crust. Some need to be baked before topping so make sure you do that first!
- Mix the Pulled Chicken with the chipotle sauce. Set aside.
- Top pizza with cheese. Add Pulled Chicken.
- Bake on 350 to slowly heat the leftovers on top. Remove from the oven when edges of crust are crispy and toppings are warmed and cheese is melted!
- Add arugula, tomatoes. Drizzle with ranch.